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Number 15 of 32 issues from Volume II of an illustrated periodical of eight pages entitled ‘The New Casket’.
The journal title is printed at the top of the first page with the issue and volume numbers, date and price below.
"No.15. Vol II. Saturday, April 14th, 1832. Price 1d."
On the front page a wood engraved illustration to a short story entitled 'Mateo Falcone; or, The Corsican Outlaw' (based on Prosper Merimée's serial, first published in the 'Revue de Paris' in 1829.) With the text in two columns commencing below the illustration.
Numbered at the foot of the front page, Vol. II, No.69.
On page 125 an untitled illustration by Rober Seymour of a scene set in China, comprised of four figures with a pagoda seen in the background. Seymour's illustration was originally published in the comic miscellany 'The Original' and a short article advertising this publication is printed below the image.
The remainder of the issue is devoted to shorter items, separated by capitalized headings. A vignette which represents two smiling figures one of whom points at the viewer is printed as the headpiece to the section entitled FACETIÆ &c.
The publisher’s details are printed at the end of the pamphlet: “Published by W. Strange, 21 Paternoster Row: G. Cowie, 312 Strand and Sold by all Booksellers. Printed by G. Cowie, Belle Sauvage Yard, Ludgate Hill!"
Letterpress periodical with wood engraved illustrations.
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Height: 198 millimetres (approx.page height)
Width: 122 millimetres (approx.page width)
- Curator's comments
- Bound as part of 'Political Tracts Volume 10.' Number 10 of 10 volumes of pamphlets mainly published circa 1819-1822. Volume 10 is a collection of later pamphlets acquired from unknown sources. Although printed on the same scale and "booklet" form as the pamphlets, numbers 5-47 in this collection are periodical publications rather than political pamphlets.
Another journal entitled 'The Casket of literature, science and entertainment.' is also bound in this volume. There is an overlap in the publication dates of both journals therefore it cannot be assumed that 'The New Casket' is an updated version of 'The Casket of literature, science and entertainment.'
- Not on display
- Sewing structure has given way on the spin exposing binder's waste.
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Mateo Falcone (Serialised novel by Prosper Merimée source for the opening text and quotation)
Associated Title: The Original (Illustrated periodical advertised on page 125.)
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- Acquisition notes
- The acquisition source is unknown (2018). Two pamphlets in this volume, 184.a.10/2 and 184.a.10/4 are catalogued by Reid and therefore must have entered the collection prior to publication of his 'Catalogue of Cruikshank's Works' 1871. Due to annotations by Elizabeth Senior on the pamphlets, all contents of this volume will have entered the collection before 1939.
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